Order of Worship – Pentecost, May 23, 2021

Ward Hill Church of Christ the KingA Christ-Centered Community of Faith, Hope, & Love

The Lord’s Day, May 23, in the Lord’s Year 2021Pentecost

Please speak bold words and sing italicized words; * we invite you to stand as able.

Meeting God

Prelude & Quiet Prayer – five minutes before service (9:55-10:00 am)

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Christ is ascended and has given us the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit’s power is with us, the Church. Alleluia! Amen!

* Hymn 332   Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove                                                            ST AGNES

* Invocation

Being Reconciled to God and One Another

* Confession of Sin:  Gracious God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you have promised to receive us when we come to you. We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you or our neighbors as we should. Forgive us, O God, and grant that in the Holy Spirit we may live and serve you in newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

* Declaration of Forgiveness in Christ: If you have repented of your sin and turned in faith to Jesus Christ, I can declare through Christ’s atoning death and life-giving resurrection that you are forgiven in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

* New Life in Christ: If you love God, keep his commandments. Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

* Response (Hymn 726)                                                                                                                    IVERSON

Spirit of the living God, fall fresh on me. Break me, melt me, mold me, fill me.

O Lord, open our lips, and our mouths shall show forth your praise.

*Gloria Patri (Hymn 735)                                            GLORIA PATRI (GREATOREX)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, amen.

* The Peace of Christ    The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.

Announcements, Scripture Memory, & Catechism – see Bell Ringer

Hymn 341   O Breath of Life, Come Sweeping through Us                    SPIRITUS VITAE

Song O let the Son of God enfold you with his Spirit and his love; let him fill your heart and satisfy your soul. O let him have the things that hold you, and the Spirit like a dove will descend upon your life and make you whole. 

Refrain:  Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs(2x).

O come and sing this song with gladness as your hearts are filled with joy; lift your hands in sweet surrender to his name. O give him all your tears and sadness; give him all your years of pain, And you’ll enter into life in Jesus’ name.   Refrain

Hearing God in the Holy Scriptures

Collect for Pentecost: Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Ezekiel 37:1-14          Psalm 104:24-35                    The Word of the Lord.

Acts 2:1-21                 John 15:26-16:15                    Thanks be to God.

Sermon – “New Life for the Whole World”          Sermon Series: Episodes in Acts

Answering God in Faith, Prayer, and Giving

The Apostles’ Creed – hymnal page 845

Prayers of the People, concluding with The Lord’s Prayer (saying ‘debts’)

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

Offering Ourselves and Our Gifts

Offertory (Hymn 729)                                                                            HERR JESU CHRIST

All things are thine; no gift have we, Lord of all gifts, to offer thee; and hence with grateful hearts today, thine own before thy feet we lay.

* Doxology (Hymn 731)                                                                           OLD HUNDREDTH

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

* Offertory Prayer

Being Sent with God’s Blessing into the World

* Hymn 334   Breathe on Me, Breath of God                                                  TRENTHAM

* Benediction

Postlude

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